The Get Open 2-on-1 Hockey Drill

get open 2-on-1 hockey drill

The Get Open 2-on-1 hockey drill focuses on neutral zone play for both defenders and attackers


The Get Open 2-on-1 hockey drill is designed to work neutral zone counter play for both defenders and attackers. Forwards get to apply checking pressure as well as read the checking pressure of the other forwards once they transition to attack.


  • On the whistle, the coach spots a puck to D1. F1 and F2 apply token pressure as F3 and F4 work to get open for a pass.
  • After receiving the pass, F4 passes quickly to D2. F1 and F2 now work to get open for a transition pass from D2.
  • F1 and F2 now go in 2 on 1 on D1.

Key Points

The Get Open 2-on-1 hockey drill instructs players to…

  • After the last D pass, F3, F4 and D2 reload in the neutral zone to begin the next repetition.
  • Smooth pivots by the D; Fs read forecheckers and work to get open.

The Get Open 2-on-1 hockey drill

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